Kerryn Boogaard Kerryn Boogaard
Beverly Goldsmith Beverly Goldsmith
Zoe Bingley-Pullin Zoe Bingley-Pullin

Early childhood paying off:

Early childhood education is showing up in better literacy and numeracy scores for year three students, federal Education Minister Peter Garrett says.
By Motherpedia
Date: September 16 2012
Editor Rating:
early-childhood-education

Of one million Australian students who took part in the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing this year, 92 per cent were at or above national minimum standards, compared with 93 per cent last year.

Mr Garrett said there were good signs of progress in a number of areas in the preliminary NAPLAN results.

"Year three students are performing particularly well, with statistically significant improvement in reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation between 2008 and 2012," he said.

"This shows that our focus on early childhood education is starting to bear fruit."

The number of year three students who met the national standard for spelling increased from 92.8 per cent last year to 94 per cent while the number of students achieving the numeracy standard slipped from 95.6 to 93.9 per cent.

There were a few declines in some areas, including in writing across most year groups, Mr Garrett said.

But the minister said preliminary results showed Australia's overall school performance had remained steady since 2008, when the national testing began.

"They also show that there is a long way to go in meeting the national goal of reaching the world's top five by 2025 in maths, reading and science and for equity in school performance," Mr Garrett said.

NSW, Victoria and the ACT produced the highest results across all year levels and areas tested for the fourth consecutive year.

The ACT topped the scale for reading, grammar and punctuation and numeracy at all year levels.

Year nine results have been stable in all test subjects since testing began and could indicate a great focus is needed on the core skills of early secondary year students, Mr Garrett said.

Parents will receive individual reports from education authorities from next Monday and the full national report will be released at the end of the year, with individual school information added to the My School website early next year.

Share This Tweet This Email To Friend
Recent Comments
0 Total Comments
Post a Comment
* your email address will not appear

Please enter the word you see in the image below:


Post a Comment
* your email address will not appear

Please enter the word you see in the image below:33343


Your Comment has been posted
Related Articles
vanessa-amorosi
Australian singer is backing a Kids Helpline and Optus initiative…
Read more
aboriginalstudents
Gonski Report on education funding subject to further consultation and…
Read more
schoolbooks-apple
An overwhelming majority of Australians think funding of public schools…
Read more
students-in-a-class
One certain way to doom your child’s scholastic endeavours is…
Read more
Shipping-containers-freight-wallpaper-preview

Latest Tech Used In Shipping Containers
Read how the shipping industry has revolutionised

Motherpedia cover-2

Win 1 set of a 4-book hardcover illustrated boxed set
Barbara Murray’s new 4-book Sound Stories is perfect for parents and educators and could assist with NAPLAN results

Motherpedia cover (4)

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest Australia
Get ready for this celebration!

Vtech giveaway motherpedia

Win 1 of 3 VTech Toys Pack Giveaway
Playtime is so much more with VTech

Motherpedia cover-4

A Fortnight of Foodie Experiences at East Village
A taste of East Village. What's in it for me?

Globber my too fix up cover

We Try: Globber My TOO Fix Up
A scooter that grows with your child

Throw a winning cricket pitch

3 Steps to a Winning Backyard Cricket Pitch
Ex-Adelaide Oval legend curator Les Burdett shares his tips for getting your backyard cricket pitch test match ready this summer

A bike that follows your kids life cycle - motherpedia - cover

A Bike That Follows Your Kids Life Cycle
Check out the Bunzi 2-in-1 gradual balance bike!

Moonlight lifestyle

Moonlight Cinema to bring…
Moonlight Cinema announces brand new Western Sydney venue

Screen shot 2019-11-26 at 8.29.12 am

Your Magical Christmas Wonderland…
Adventure park is about to light up the night sky with its "Christmas Festival of Lights"

Screen shot 2019-11-21 at 11.11.36 am

The Preston Market Gets…
It's time to feel pumped up for the holiday season!

Bruno-kelzer-zqzuigxcvrq-unsplash

Bunnings team members get…
Help raise funds by buying a snag or donating at your local store.